Considered one of the best races in Nebraska, the Leprechaun Chase is making its inaugural appearance in Des Moines, IA on March 16, 2013.
It's a St. Patty's day race with a twist. The women start in waves, 5.5 minutes before the men. If a woman finishes first, all the female participants win free beer. If a man wins, all the men will get to drink for free.
According to its website, "This is the one event of the year where you can run a PR while wearing your favorite Irish gear, drink a few adult beverages, get really weird and fit right in! So go ahead, pull up your striped green socks, wear a silly hat, bust out your finest argyle, dye your side burns orange and slap on a ridiculous bow tie. Just don’t forget to bring a healthy dose of Irish swagger."
Following the race, the Green Beer After Party gives the participants a chance to refuel with food and drinks, as well as an awards ceremony. Overall winners, age group winners and Best Dressed Lads and Lasses will be recognized.
The Des Moines race will start and end in Downtown. The course is flat and fast with dash over Grays Lake. The Green Beer Block Party will be held at the Royal Mile immediately after the race.
To register, head over the website - http://www.lc10k.com/leprechaun-chase-10k-iowa/